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Yet again the dedicated heritage and environmental volunteers of the Saron Graveyard Project have shown what hard work and determination can accomplish.

At last Saturday’s Volunteer Day held at Saron Graveyard, Troedyrhiw, despite the changeable weather, the following work was carried out:-

  • Removal of six tree stumps. This was extremely hard physical work.
  • Clearing loose masonry and soil from the base of the wall on the low (W) side of the chapel ‘footprint’.
  • Reinstating a section of a path to improve access to graves adjacent to the low (W) side of the chapel ‘footprint’.
  • Cutting a temporary channel to carry away rainwater from a downpipe which currently drains from a roof directly onto the ground potentially affecting the building, gravestones and path.

Many thanks to Sheila, Jake, Steve C., Simon, Andrew, David, Phil, Tony and Brian for their input and support.

If you are interested in doing your bit for the community and its historic environment by contributing to this rewarding work then please contact us online at or simply turn up at our next Volunteer Day on Saturday 29th April.


About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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